Australian Open day six: Andy Murray’s memorable run comes to tearful end
Andy Murray’s memorable Australian Open run came to an end with a four-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut.
British interest in singles is over for another year after Dan Evans also fell, beaten by an impressive performance from fifth seed Andrey Rublev.
Novak Djokovic continued to hobble but saw off Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, and 17-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time.
Picture of the day
Tweet of the day
2017 Trofeo Bonfiglio 🤩
— ITF (@ITFTennis) January 20, 2023
A throwback to Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina’s first meeting in juniors ahead of their fourth-round clash on Sunday.
Point of the day
“Oh, he’s got it!” 💨
— Eurosport (@eurosport) January 21, 2023
Stat of the day
Today was the biggest day in Australian Open attendance history with day attendance of 60,457, record night attendance of 34,397 (beating 2012’s 28,377) and a record combined day/night attendance of 94,854 (beating 2020’s 93,709).#AusOpen #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/0V2nl0S3fU
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2023
Stosur and out
An emotional farewell 🇦🇺
— TennisAustralia (@TennisAustralia) January 21, 2023
Former US Open champion Sam Stosur bade an emotional farewell to tennis after a mixed doubles defeat.
Australian Open day six results
Collated results from Day 6 of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Melbourne Park on Saturday:
Andrey Rublev (RUS x5) bt Daniel Evans (GBR x25) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Holger Rune (DEN x9) bt Ugo Humbert (FRA) 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)
Alex De Minaur (AUS x22) bt Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 7-6 (7/0), 6-2, 6-1
Novak Djokovic (SRB x4) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x27) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4
Ben Shelton (USA) bt Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Jeffrey Wolf (USA) bt Michael Mmoh (USA) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x24) bt Andy Murray (GBR) 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-4
Tommy Paul (USA) bt Jenson Brooksby (USA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
Karolina Pliskova (CZE x30) bt Varvara Gracheva (RUS) 6-4, 6-2
Zhang Shuai (CHN x23) bt Katie Volynets (USA) 6-3, 6-2
Magda Linette (POL) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS x19) 6-3, 6-4
Caroline Garcia (FRA x4) bt Laura Siegemund (GER) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x5) bt Elise Mertens (BEL x26) 6-2, 6-3
Belinda Bencic (SUI x12) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2, 7-5
Donna Vekic (CRO) bt Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 6-2, 6-2
Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) bt Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Women: Ekaterina Alexandrova (19), Elise Mertens (26)
Men: Dan Evans (25), Grigor Dimitrov (27)
Who’s up next?
Swiatek and Rybakina do battle in the fourth round on Sunday in a meeting of the only active current women’s grand slam champions.
In the night session on Rod Laver Arena, Stefanos Tsitsipas, the highest-ranked man left in the draw, plays exciting young Italian Jannik Sinner.
Sebastian Korda will bid to follow up his upset of Daniil Medvedev when he talks on 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz, while Coco Gauff will try to reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the first time by beating Jelena Ostapenko.
Casper Ruud out to emulate Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem
Casper Ruud believes he can win on any surface.
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina begs Wimbledon to maintain ban on Russian and Belarusian players
Elina Svitolina has begged Wimbledon to maintain the ban.
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win was a ratings flop for American TV
ESPN have released their viewing figures for the Australian Open final and they suggest just 439,000 viewers watched in America.
Felix Auger-Aliassime backed to win Wimbledon in 2023
Felix Auger-Aliassime has been backed to make his Grand Slam breakthrough in 2023.
Serena Williams opens up on Will Smith’s Oscar slap
Serena Williams says that we are all human and make mistakes in the heat of the moment.
Nick Kyrgios escapes conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend
Nick Kyrgios saw the common assault charge against him dismissed.
Great Britain braced for ‘complicated’ Davis Cup qualifier in Colombia
Matches will be played at an altitude of 2,600 metres and with pressureless balls.
Heather Watson ends her quarter-final drought with win in Thailand – ‘It was just survival of the fittest’
Heather Watson will now face Chinese seventh seed Xinyu Wang.
Toni Nadal shares thoughts on fans’ hostility toward Novak Djokovic as well as Rafael Nadal’s future
Toni Nadal on why Novak Djokovic has so many detractors.
Stunning LTA numbers confirm tennis participation is booming in Britain
New figures have revealed that there has been a 47 per-cent increase in tennis participation in clubs and parks across Britain.